Saltiel appointed Director of the Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Columbus State University has hired a new director of the Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Iris Saltiel started on September 1, coming from Troy University in Phenix City, Alabama where she was professor of educational administration and leadership, and director of the Quality Enhancement Institute.  Saltiel recently received Troy’s annual Wallace D. Malone, Jr. award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member who has exhibited excellence through outstanding teaching, public service, publication, and research.

Reporting to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Inessa Levi, the director of the Faculty Center for the Enhancement and Teaching of Learning works in concert with faculty, staff, and administrators to provide direction and support for the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Saltiel will also coordinate special funding activities that support faculty development and research.

“The Quality Enhancement Plan is integral to Columbus State University’s continued accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The director of the Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning plays a critical role in ensuring that appropriate activities, processes, and resources are in place for successful implementation and evaluation of the plan,” said Levi. “Dr. Saltiel brings to the table a rich background in academic administration and leadership and experience with quality enhancement programming design and outcomes assessment. We all look forward to working with her as Columbus State University approaches its decennial reaffirmation of accreditation.”

Saltiel holds a Doctorate of Education in education and administration supervision from Fordham University and a Master of Education in adult education from Rutgers University. In addition to her most recent position at Troy University, she has held posts at Thomas Edison State College, Middlesex County College and Synovus Service Corporation.